Chiquis wrote the most beautiful message to her mother.
It's clear from the loving caption on this photo that Jenni is still very much a part of her daughter's life. Chiquis wrote:
"I see you in my siblings ... in the sunrise, when the sun sets... but more than anything I feel you in those quiet moments when no one is around and I’m alone with my thoughts trying to figure out my life, you’re there to remind me of the woman you raised me to be... and that I should not fear."
Jacqie sent her mother a hug.
The caption on this beautiful photo that Jacqie shared in honor of her mother reads:
"Quiero ir a donde estes y abrazarte . Happy birthday momma."
Johnny wrote about what it would have been like if Jenni were still alive.
Johnny was still a child when Jenni died, and this picture that he posted to celebrate her birthday really emphasizes that. This is what he thinks their conversation would have been like if she were still alive:
Me: Happy Birthday, Momma!!! Holy [expletive]! You’re 50 now! How do you feel?? Wait, never mind. We go by the age we look. So you’re 40. Momma: I love you so much my handsome [expletive]-face son! Yeah....somethin’ like that. 'I know Momma, your little baby. Thanks for letting me bloom, for your wisdom, for your womb, for the roof over my head, for my shoes, for my bed. For the most important lesson in life was when you said, "Strive for what you believe in, set goals and you can achieve them." Thanks for holdin' down the household when times was bad. As a man, I apologize for my dad. When the rent was due, you would hustle like a pimp would do. That wasn’t the life meant for you. "You’re a queen, you deserve the cream, everything that gleamed, everything that shines, everything that’s mine." - JAY-Z, "Anything" @jennirivera, Happy 50th, Momma Dukes. I hope all of heaven is on a good one with you right now. You deserve it. #JENNI50.
Rosie's message to her sister is a tearjerker.
Rosie Rivera held nothing back in the message that she wrote to her sister. She talks about how Jenni always put others before herself, like in this picture that shows Jenni doing her own makeup while her makeup artist works on someone else in the background.
Then there's the song.
Three years after Jenni died, her brother Juan Rivera found a recording of Jenni singing a new song, "Aparentemente Bien." The family didn't release it at the time. Why? "We weren't sure about releasing this music three years ago," says Rosie. "We weren't sure if the world was ready, if the kids were ready. We feel everyone is getting a better place and is ready for her 50th birthday (July 2), the golden year. We want to give her the best."